have always called California my home, having grown up in the
San Francisco Bay Area and living in Los Angeles for the
past decade. I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of
Pathology at the USC Keck School of Medicine, working under the
guidance of Dr. Kevin Nash at the Saban Research Institute at
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. My research project focuses on
drug susceptibilities of infectious agents, including
received my Masters from the same department for my work on
Aspergillus fumigatus infections and gliotoxin production.
was entitled, "Assessing molecular heterogeneity in clinical
isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus."
Although I have
been a Trojan for many years, I will forever be a Bruin at
heart, after graduating from UCLA for my undergraduate degree in
Applied Mathematics. While at UCLA, I worked at the Laboratory
of NeuroImaging (LONI) under Dr. Rebecca Blanton (Dept. of
Neuroscience) and Dr. Jennifer Levitt (Dept. of Child
Psychiatry). There, we examined child neuropathologies, such as
autism, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, using MRI technology.